You see finesse, you see perfection. You see someone's hard work, and sometimes you gloss over it. Blogging can be incredible. It can bring you endless opportunities and a huge supportive community, but there's things the audience doesn't see, the process of creating what you sit down with your cup of tea to read. Over the past, nearly 9 months, I've come to terms with the darker side of what blogging entails. The pressure, the numbers, the competition, the stress of trying to grow something and create an audience to read what you put the hours into creating. It's hard. This isn't a sympathy post, I'm not complaining about having a blog, because it's one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I really love what I do, but not everything's a walk in the park. I'm going to be deadly honest, and admit that when I first started at the beginning of the year, I thought growth wouldn't be a problem, I'd get plenty of views, ...
If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I've always struggled with my skin, and finding products that genuinely work. I've pretty much tried every type of product under the sun. Some have been pretty good, some have been pretty s***. I'd been using the same face wash for a while, scared to try something different in case it completely ruined my skin. However, I wanted to try another brand of charcoal cleanser, as I'd previously tried one from L'Oreal Men, which didn't really work for me. After that, I was kind of put off, but after hearing about Biore everywhere, I felt like I needed to jump on this bandwagon. Background of the Brand If you're not familiar with them, they're the #1 cleansing brand in Japan , and #1 pore strip brand in the UK (which I'm yet to try out). So they're not doing too bad. From their words, they are a pore-focused face care brand that continues the mission to make high quality, affor...
Student life is tough, and I mean tough. So much pressure around everything. Growing up, grades, your future, we have a lot on our plate. With money being another weight on our shoulders. It's a sort of weird in-between stage where you're old enough to have pretty much everything an adult has, yet you're earning way less money. Just to add to that, £9,000 a year will be coming up for uni. Fun times. So we've got to be savvy, and take care of our money, and make sure it doesn't go down the drain the day after pay day. There's probably plenty of posts out there with a similar topic, but I'm going to add my own spin on things (like always). I can't stress this enough! As students, we are willingly given so many different discounts, savings, and basically free stuff, SO USE IT. Apps like UNiDAYS, Student Beans are so good for discounts on so many brands, from 10% to sometimes 50%. If you're a student and you aren't using any ...
The summer's over, the shirts and shorts have gone to the back of the drawer, and the sweatshirts, trousers and jackets are making their comeback. I've always loved autumn and winter. Full of cosy vibes, amazing fashion, layering, and darker nights. I mean, that won't be the best for when I'm working until 7pm, but I'll enjoy it nonetheless. I can't quite believe how quick it's actually come around, it only feels like yesterday we were just getting into summer, and having days of over 30 degree heat. Anyway, so I'd thought I'd share 5 of my favourite day to night outfits, for them days where you are super busy, and don't have time to go home and change. The seasons are transitioning, so our outfits will too. Bit more of a casual one, and yes, I'm still trying to hold onto summer ever so slightly with the denim jacket. But you could always just chuck that to the side if you end up going somewhere not so casual. Trousers are going ...
We all love a good day out in the sun, shopping, and consuming food from every restaurant we stumble upon. Manchester has always been my second home, and a place that I love to come to and willingly spend my money on clothes that I don't really need. The other week, me and my mum decided to go for a day, see what was out there, and spend a day browsing. So in light of this, I'd thought I'd give you a run down of what went on and what I decided to buy. For a while now, I've always been a bit more of an online shopper. It's just so convenient. You can stay at home, not leave your sofa, and the clothes are with you the next day. However, for a day, I decided to actually leave the house to shop. Going there, I didn't have any idea of what I wanted, but that's probably the best, because you then have an excuse to browse literally everywhere until you find something that catches your eye. After hours of not finding anything that I liked (I'...